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Residents on Churchill Avenue asked not to use water

Residents in a section of the Ottawa neighbourhood of Westboro are being asked to limit their water use, because of strains on the local sanitary sewer system.

Sanitary sewer system strained, city says

Residents are being asked not to use dishwashers at this time, because of the strain on the system. (Associated Press)

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  • The city lifted the Churchill Avenue water restrictions on May 3.

Residents in a section of the Ottawa neighbourhood of Westboro are being asked to limit their water use, because of strains on the local sanitary sewer system.

About 40 homes near the northern end of Churchill Avenue are being asked to refrain from using their showers, dishwashers and washing machines and to avoid flushing toilets.

Residents are also being encouraged to move any items in their basement up to higher levels of their home.

They city is advising them to use shower and washroom facilities at these recreation facilities during their hours of operation:

  • Dovercourt Community Centre at 411 Dovercourt Ave.

  • Pinecrest Recreation Complex at 2250 Torquay Ave.